Turck is showcasing its Block I/O Modules with the AIDA Connector System at the SPS IPC Drives fair. The company is thus able to develop further applications for its robust I/O modules in the German automotive industry. The simple push-pull principle of the AIDA connectors guarantees the reliable connection of Ethernet and power supply cables without the need for a screw connection. The metal AIDA flange ensures the high mechanical resistance of IP67 and IP69K as well as the operating temperatures from -40 to +70 °C of the TBEN module.
Turck offers three module variants with AIDA connection technology: TBEN-A1-16DXP with 16 universal inputs or outputs, the variant -16DIP with 16 digital inputs, and the variant -8DIP-8DOP with eight digital inputs and eight digital outputs. All modules of the TBEN series – including the variant with universal I/O (16DXP) – separate the I/O channels consistently into the electrically isolated potential groups “switchable I/O” and “non-switchable I/O”. The use of these highly flexible 16DXP device variants makes it possible to implement the safety shutdown of plant sections using emergency-stop circuits.
The media redundancy (MRP) and fast startup (FSU) functions required by AIDA for PROFINET are integrated. All AIDA module types can also be operated on the EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP Ethernet protocols as an alternative to PROFINET. The TBEN-AIDA modules will be available beginning in 2016.